So, you’ve just watched an amazing video on YouTube and want to enthuse about it with your bestie, usually it means you have to leave the YouTube app to access a separate messaging app. But hold on, that may not be the case for much longer because the YouTube app will soon offer a built-in messaging capability. Read more
It’s been a question asked by many, and for quite some time – “Why hasn’t Google developed a product yet to compete with Amazon’s Echo device?“. Well, it looks like someone at Google is finally listening, and such a device could be unveiled sometime this year, as alluded to recently. Read more
Google and parent company Alphabet will wait a bit longer to find out how much of a fine they may have to pay the Russian government after being found to violate Russian anti-trust laws. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) was expected to announce a decision today, but instead delayed a ruling until May 31st. This move appears to have come at the request of Alphabet. Read more
Being able to flash the latest version of Android to your Nexus device is one of the most appealing benefits of owning a Nexus handset or tablet. The only real downside was having to unlock your bootloader to do so. That’s no longer the case, though, as you can now access full OTA images for all supported devices, allowing you to sideload the image via adb in recovery, even if your Nexus device has a locked bootloader. Read more
For those that have waited patiently to get their hands on Google’s Cardboard VR viewer, you are in luck. Google has just announced that its second generation Cardboard VR viewer is now available from the Google Store in the UK, France, and Germany, as well as Canada. Read more
Google has teamed up with renowned artist Jeff Koons to create Live Cases for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The cases will be made as a limited edition item and come in three designs (Diana, Mailbox, and Bust) which you can see above. Read more
It’s not often we report changes being made to Google search results, but today is one of those days. According to a recent Twitter post, Google is testing black-colored result links in its search results.
Google announced today that they are adding a new “Local Source” tag to their Google News platform to help readers around the globe identify news sources that may be especially close to a news subject. Often these local news sources can provide additional context and perspective. A problem can rise up though when a local story goes viral and national publishers end up drowning out the local sources. Read more
Last year at Google I/O, one of the more interesting Google technology projects that was on display was Project Soli. The project came out of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) lab and used a bunch of radar sensors onboard a small chip that could detect physical movement sans actual touch. Since then, Google has not revealed much about progress on the project, but some new clues indicate Project Soli is still very much alive. Read more
Google doesn’t update its Opinion Rewards application often. However, today the app got a minor update you’ll appreciate.